12 days in Thailand Itinerary

12 days in Thailand Itinerary

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12 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Phuket Town, Phuket
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Chiang Mai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Bophut
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Ko Pha Ngan
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Krabi Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Patong, Phuket
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Phuket Town, Phuket

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), then step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Pho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Wat Chaiwatthanaram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok road trip planner.

Phuket Town to Bangkok is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Wat Chaiwatthanaram
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Suphan, delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Sai Moon Myanmar. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain), delve into the distant past at Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkchat Meditation Retreat.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai journey app .

You can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bangkok in November since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Museums
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Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham ©
Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham
Wat Si Suphan ©
Wat Si Suphan

2
nights
Bophut

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 21st (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Choeng Mon Beach. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bophut trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Bophut takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chiang Mai in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bophut, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip builder site .

You can drive from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wat Chaloklum ©
Wat Chaloklum
Wat Phu Khao Noi ©
Wat Phu Khao Noi

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea), then browse the exhibits of Dao Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Railay Beach, and finally stop by Alex's Fashion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tha Lane.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Krabi Town online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Krabi Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the ferry ride to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Ao Tha Lane ©
Ao Tha Lane

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): Head underground at Viking Cave.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don online road trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

1
night
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Patong day trip planning app .

Getting from Ko Phi Phi Don to Patong by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline

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